Sesame Street
What Floats Rocco's Boat
(repeat of 4258)
Air date March 14, 2020
Season Season 50 (2019-2020)
Sponsors B, 14


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Ernie, Bert, and Rosita pretend that they're sailing on a boat. Even though it's only pretend, Bert ends up in the direct path of a real wave.

SCENE 1 Leela welcomes the viewer while she does some laundry work. Elmo is nearby with a tub of water, pretending he's at the beach and Baby David is swimming (using floaties). Zoe comes by with Rocco, who to swim like Baby David. Zoe puts him in the water and he sinks to the bottom. Leela pulls him out and explains that rocks aren't able to float. Elmo is eager to get rid of Rocco, but Rocco "tells" Zoe he could float if he had some kind of boat. Leela suggests they do an experiment to find him a boat and the two monsters sing about making "Rocco's Boat."
SCENE 1 cont'd Elmo immediately gets an idea and brings two pencils to the tub, recalling that wood can float. Leela places them in the water and they see that they do float. She places Rocco on them, but he can't balance on them and sinks again. The monsters sing a reprise of "Rocco's Boat" and think some more.
SCENE 1 cont'd Leela suggests that they get something wider and flatter for him to balance on. Zoe gets an idea and runs off, asking Elmo to hold Rocco's hand while she's gone (but he apparently ends up touching his butt instead). Zoe returns with a sheet of paper, which floats, but sinks when Rocco is placed on it.


SCENE 1 cont'd After another reprise of "Rocco's Boat," they decide they need something that's stronger than paper, but the same dimensions. Zoe leaves (asking Elmo to hum in Rocco's ear) and returns with some tin foil. They place Rocco on it and it sinks again. Elmo is ready to try something else and starts singing, but Zoe is downtrodden, saying Rocco is giving up. Elmo encourages her to press onward and he gets the idea to combine the materials they already have instead of using new things. They use the pencils and tin foil to make a boat and Rocco is able to float on it! Leela leads them in a final reprise of "Rocco's Boat."
Muppets Big Bird's Road Trip
Big Bird and Elmo watch a video message from Dalia in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, B, with a song and dance.
(First: Episode 4524)
Film B is for Boats: A man sings a hip-hop tune about different kinds of boats.
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket takes Abby and Rudy to a ship on the high seas, where they must follow the map to reach a far-away dock.
Muppets Cookie Monster and friends sing as they wait for the number of the day, which is how many cookies are being baked for him (to eat). Today's number is 14.
(First: Episode 4807)
Muppets Elmo the Musical: Sea Captain the Musical (edited)
(First: Episode 4303)
SCENE 2 Bert switches places with Ernie, but once again ends up wet from another incoming wave.

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